20/02/2015 Global weekly: We can(‘t) work it out
As the Greece-eurozone stand-off continues to dominate headlines, we are wondering whether ‘Global Greekly’ would be a more appropriate title for our Global Weekly publication. However, despite tensions surrounding the Greek bailout, equity markets edged higher this week. Bond markets remained relatively calm. We still believe Greece staying in the eurozone to be the most likely scenario.
13/02/2015 Global weekly: Strong forces at play
This week, stock markets found their way up, supported by the earnings season and the large-scale asset-purchasing programme of the European Central Bank (ECB). While concerns about Greece and Ukraine are still at play, macro-economic data indicate that eurozone economic growth may strengthen soon.
06/02/2015 Global weekly: To agree or not to agree
Greece remained in the spotlight this week. The Greeceeurozone stand-off led to tense moments between the Greek and German finance ministers at a press conference in Berlin and to strong equity swings in Athens. Broader equity markets, however, showed a fairly muted response. We believe Europe and debt-laden Greece will eventually strike a deal with regard to bailout conditions.
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30/01/2015 Global Weekly: A lot to take in
Equity markets were mixed this week, as investors digested the Greek election outcome, company earnings and a Federal Reserve statement published on Wednesday. Yields on core government bonds extended their decline. The 10-year German Bund yield touched an all-time low, against the backdrop of quantitative easing measures announced by the European Central Bank (ECB) a week earlier.